Happy 2013, the Year Of the Snake to you all! My wishes to you are good health and spiritual growth.
To come up with a New Year’s resolution was not an easy task this time. I had several ideas on what it or they could be, but none of them convinced me really. A week has already passed by since the beginning of the year and I was concerned that there was nothing that could thrill me as a challenge. What? No challenge in my life? How boring could that be! There are many things I would like to achieve and/or improve, but how could I go about it, was the question. One of the things I always wanted to do but never managed to fulfill was to make meditation a part of my daily life. I do meditate, don’t get me wrong, but I felt it had to become part of my daily routine, not as a “must do and get it out of the way as soon as possible thing”, but as an activity as vital as eating or breathing. I guess I must have sent this thought or wish out into the Universe because voilà, I stumbled upon the name “Bodhipaksa” through an interview I was listening to. Manifestation in its simplest and grandest form! Bodhipaksa is a Buddhist teacher, author and a member of the Western Buddhist Order. I came across his website (link: http://www.bodhipaksa.com/). He has started the “Wildwind’s 100 Days Meditation Challenge” and by now he is on day 7. There are entries for every day, giving advice on meditation as well as some interesting articles on the topic. This is the type of challenge I have been looking for, something that will give me inner peace and perseverance for my spiritual growth. I’ll take the challenge. Won’t you join me?